Grape Varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Vineyard Management & Vinification: The vineyards have a south-eastern exposure and are located at Castelnuovo dell’Abate, at the south tip of the appellation. They are cultivated organically and are at an altitude of about 250m above sea level. The soil is mainly composed of marl and sandstone. Harvest is carried out by hand from mid-September onwards. Temperature-controlled vinification in stainless steel and fermentation with indigenous yeasts. After fermentation, maceration takes place for a minimum of 10 days. Three quarters of the wine is then aged in Slavonian oak barrels, the remainder in barriques. The wine is naturally clarified and then rested in bottles for 6 months before being released to the market.
Tasting Note: Deep garnet red. Still fruity on the nose with plums and blackcurrant but also leather, oak, smoke and vanilla. Age has softened its tannins that feel smooth and rich
Food & Wine Pairing: Great with canapés, ribollita, pasta dishes with tomato or meat sauces, meats in general, and mature cheeses. Excellent also with pizza and spicy dishes.